Outsourcing Outrages: Why Wisconsin Must Continue to Require Cost-Benefit Analysis When Considering Privatization Proposals

Source: Bruce Speight and Phineas Baxandall, Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG), March 2012

From the abstract:
State leaders have proposed to end the existing requirement for proposals that privatize public functions to show cost-benefit advantages and report on results for Department of Transportation projects over $25,000. Privatization in other states has sometimes saved the public money, but has often led to huge losses and other problems. Politicians may be enticed by the short-term cash offered by privatization, but citizens of Wisconsin deserve to know that there will not be larger long-term losses.
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